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PHILIP GLASS: METAMORPHOSIS
"Ms Sacchi invents a fascinating chapter of modern history of the harp." Angelo Foletto, La Repubblica
''I'm pretty sure fans of Glass will be stunned by these renditions.''
''The way Floraleda performs Philip Glass goes beyond the wonder.''
Tommaso Labranca, Acid Jazz
A minimal and intense CD dedicated to Philip Glass' music.
Floraleda Sacchi (Harp and Creative Mix)
Since 2007 Floraleda Sacchi performs regularly Philip Glass' works on Harp.
She realized Glass' music works perfectly on Harp and since then she became
for many years the only harpist regularly performing worldwide his music in
concerts, tv and radio broadcast: performances were listed on official Glass'
website and some Glass' pieces were recorded live for the American Harp
Society as important contribution to Harp repertoire.
Beside live performances, in 2007 Floraleda recorded 'Open the Kingdom' for
the CD 'Suite en Duo' published by PHILIPS label (Cat. No. 476 5978).
In 2008, she included the five 'Metamorphosis' in her celebrated recording
'Minimal Harp' (DECCA, cat. No. 476 3172).
Finally, in 2012, she recorded this album for Portraits' Collection by Amadeus
Arte with a lot of world premières for the Harp and with a completely new
sound approach opening a new dimension for this music.
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Album review: Floraleda Sacchi, Philip Glass: Metamorphosis (Amadeus Arte)
★★★★ ANDY GILL
Floraleda Sacchi's harp lends itself particularly well to the minimalist logic of Philip Glass's progressions on this anthology of transpositions, never better than on the "Opening" from Glassworks, where the bass pulse beds beautifully among the mirroring figures of the theme.
The centrepiece is "Metamorphosis" itself, a five-part suite reconstituting themes from Glass's scores to The Thin Blue Line and The Hours, an alliance of dread fatalism that works smoothly. Elsewhere, the sparkling flurries of notes in "Modern Love Waltz" buoyed up the register like bubbles, while the "'Trilogy' Sonata" yokes together excerpts from the operas Einstein on the Beach, Satyagraha and Akhnaten.
Nel disco, Metamorphosis è stata abbinata al suggestivo Opening (estratto da Glasswork, del 1981), ai tre brani intitolati Helen's Tune (da Candyman, dal 1992), a Modern Love Waltz (del 1978), a una pagina estratta dalla colonna sonora di The Hours (2002) e alla Trilogy Sonata (2000): il tutto poi siglato con Closing (estratto, anch'esso, da Glasswork). Questa silloge può funzionare benissimo per un primo approccio all'autore, dato che le opere spaziano dalla fine degli anni settanta fino alla produzione più recente. Potrebbe quindi interessare anche coloro che non hanno dimestichezza con il linguaggio minimalista di Glass.
Claudia Bolzan, Musica
Recorded on October 27, 2012 and mixed on October 29, 2012 in
Como (Italy) by Filadelfo Castro and Francesco Ambrosini.
Tracks 2, 4, 11 and 15 were overdubbed and creatively mixed.
Floraleda plays a Lyon&Healy Harp, Style 30, No. 16516
Cover Photo: Studio Corbetta
Produced by Amadeus Arte
© 2012 Amadeus Arte
Cat. No. AA12002
This CD is part of Portraits' Collection: www.portraitscollection.com
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